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>> more than 50 people are killed in syrian government air strikes near the damascus suburb of hamarea. hello, this is al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. i'm flawnt. floabt. folly bal thibault.
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the fight against ebola virus. the first experimental vaccined to architecture. africa. >> we begin with syria where at least 55 people have been killed in fighting in the city near homs. most of them died in an area near a market. government attacks on rebel strongholds. there have also been attacks in homs country side, barrel bomb attacks. and the lebanese army says eight have been killed along the porous border with syria.
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fightersfighters are linked to the el nusra front. killed several syrian fighters. hisham jibert says an attack like that was expected. >> we always said also, within the three four months and since october, that those insurgents who were kicked out by lebanese army will come back one way or another. we do estimate that is more than 2000. most of them from i.s.i.l. and el nusra. whether the army did cut their logistic support it was normal for them to look at any weak point, and that's what happened.
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are this is a mission town. hezbollah is not there to defend it and also, the army doesn't have all capability you know to put for example one brigade in there. >> in yemen thousands of people have participated in arrival rallies in the houthi capital but with no one officially in charge a solution remains elusive. osama ben lathed reports. >> houthi protesters rejected the cause for secession in the south. >> the yemeni people rejeect partitioning the country.
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we don't accept this. partition does not suit us. >> but that division is deep rooted. in another part of the capital accused the houthis of forcing agreements at gunpoint. >> we are not committed to any agreements that are made on the threat of violence by armed militias that have taken over the army and taken over the state. >> thousands of yemenis turned up to protest. they called it a coup. separatists joined forces against the north. >> translator: here's to freedom, here's to democracy. this is what we are looking for. >> back in the capital many people are afraid that the conflict could become worse. in the morning hours of friday
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targeted shia fighters. >> frankly this is a state of fear and horror. >> the country is in a big constitutional vacuum, we would like to have the political and national leaders to hold a meeting that includes all. >> call force inclusive dialogue have not been heard. the capital fully under control of the houthi fighters, there is growing concern yemen might come apart at the seams. osama ben javed, al jazeera. >> of the nearly 24 and a half yemenis there are 16 million in
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need of aid in the country. 10 million don't have enough to eat and according to oxfam there are 18 million acutely in need children. a day after inheriting the crown, saudi arabia's king sal man jerald tan has omore on more on the new monarch. >> the dignitaries paid respect to the leader who died. it was during the funeral of king abdullah that regional heads of state were able to read the man -- to meet the man who
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now leads the country. he would maintain the same policies as his predecessors. >> translator: we are going to continue the approach of father, king abdullah aziz. we will continue the koran. >> by royal decree his half brother, crown prince mukrin has been appointed the immediate successor. his nephew deputy crown prince in success of the throne. named future heir, a powerful figure behind saudi future policies.
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>> an expert on countercreditor acknowledge that is a signal that the king doll under king salman will be focused on area security and regional security. >> king salman's reign begins against the advance of i.s.i.l. and issues in yemen. long seen as a force that ensures a measure of stability in the arab world. jerald tan, al jazeera. >> haiti has sworn in a provisional council hours before the meeting of the members of the u.n. security council. reporting from port-au-prince. >> as the security council landed in haiti several thousand people marched through streets. the political turmoil is not
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over. a new elect ralg council may electoral council may have been sworn in, these people say they won't be happy until the country's leader, michel martelly goes. he now appears to have their support. >> we support the president in his efforts to find a solution to the political steal mate. >> what do you say to those who are still protesting in large numbers mr. president? >> this is the effect of the democracy. i believe that there were many more people in the streets because of the conferences the dialogue, there are less people. >> this is a very challenging time. the parliament is not fitting. the government is experiencing a
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political steal mate, so until the government is representing all of the haitian people that is likely to be fuel for unrest. >> because of security concerns, the u.n. security council while here in haiti is being extremely heavily protected. they probably won't get a chance to mingle with ordinary haitians and won't hear the view like this about the president. >> translator: the president has created four to five different electoral concerns. he has organized civil cabinet members but can't organize one cabinet election. >> or this. >> translator: the u.n. doesn't mean anything to us. >> the urch will have two more days of meetings here. they'll likely hear this
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conflict is far from over. james bays, al jazeera, port awe prunsport-au-prince. >> are rights group claim over 40 people died in the protest against the bill this week in kenya. gave powers to kabila to continue in office until a national census was completed. malcolm web has more from kinshasa. >> senators have rejected one of the controversial plan changes to electoral laws but opposition is still suspicious that president joseph kabila is trying to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two terms. >> translator: the government traps position is a strategy, call for debate and that is what we must defeat.
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>> reporter: the senate voted against the plan sensors that say would delay next year's national election by years. but they say they're trying to improve election laws. >> saying kabila is not going out from his rule by the end of his term, i don't know. he has never said this. >> reporter: meanwhile more unrest is expected. opposition leaders have called for nationwide protest on monday against any changes to electoral laws. >> coming up after the break on al jazeera with a million refugees lebanon is struggling to cope and to bury those who die on its land. and an oil boom and bust, how the native american
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>> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story next only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. a recap of our top stories on al jazeera. in syria at least 50 people have been killed by government air strikes in the town of hamarea east of damascus. and the lebanese army says at least eight soldiers have been killed in the border town of risbabc. thousands of antigovernment demonstrators took to the streets just hours before the
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arrival of a u.n. l security council in the haitian capital port-au-prince. thousands of people gathered in yemen in central sanaa. around the country marches against houthi rebels were also held. now returning to one of our top stories in the spillover from syria's war not only lebanon is struggling to cope with over 1 million refugees, it's finding difficult to bury refugees. nicole johnston reports. >> the family had to find somewhere to bury him when he died. it wasn't easy. the town's main cemetery was full. eventually the lebanese owners of a plot in another cemetery
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agreed to let them use it. >> translator: back home in syria you could bury the dead anywhere. here it is very hard. we didn't know what to do with his body. >> reporter: but at least he's being buried near their refugee camp. >> translator: we're lucky to have him close by so we can visit his grave. but my brother always says when we return to syria we will take his bones home with us. >> reporter: the united nations says 1100 registered syrian ratification have died in lebanon since the war started but unofficially, the number is said to be much higher. the plots are usually paid for by charities. >> translator: a man died and when we went to several local cemeteries they refused to bury him. they didn't tell us why but once
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they know we are syrian refugees they say you can't bury him here. but you have to have money. if you don't have money to eat how can you pay for a burial? >> reporter: the other option, sending the body across the border, is complicated and cost almost $2,000. and most of the refugees are sunni muslims and traditionally they can't be buryied next to shia or other religions. >> they don't allow the muslims to be buried that's why they're jammed here in the sunni area which they feel more comfortable to be in. >> there's one place where the bodies of syrian refugees are welcomed and that's in this cemetery. it was bought by a kuwaiti.
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>> most syrian refugees arrived in lebanon expecting to be only few months. now they won't return. nicole johnston, the daca valley lebanon. one of the areas where the government is trying to drive out the armed group after it made large territorial gains last year. japan's vice foreign minister says the government is coordinating with religious and tribal chiefs to secure the release of two men held by i.s.i.l. kenji goto and haruna yukawa. prayers for the two hostages have been held at the city's largest mosque.
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japanese officials have not said whether they would-paying the ransom. the country has joined other governments who reject paying rang so many. harry faust fawcett reports. >> the japanese government maintains it will not bend to terrorism. it is also saying as it has maintained that it values saving a life. but the message coming from most areas of the japanese government that it would not want to give any reason for these hostage takers to repeat what they've done. again. and so most people are interpreting that as a ransom being extremely unlikely. there have been quotes in the japanese media attributed to a
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senior unnamed source in the government saying that no negotiations have been going on directly with i.s.i.l. and that there is therefore no official extension to this deadline that they gave the government on tuesday. $200 million requested for the safe return of kenji goto and haruna yukawa. there have been postings where i.s.i.l. first uploaded those images. the official message was not present. all bits of information have been pursued however spall to try ofind out whatever they can about these two hostages. >> egypt's president abdel fatah al-sisi has said he would like to see the case against our
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colleagues resolved. al jazeera continues to demand their release. brazil faces one of the biggest water shortages in decades. supplying heavily populated cities like sao paulo and buenos aires. rogue agents could be behind the death of prosecutor alberto nisman. accused argentine president cristina are of corruption.
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>> from the cuban perspective there are two issues that remain unresolved. the embargo something the u.s. congress has to deal with, and number 2 cuba is on a list of state sponsored terrorism that's a list cuba wants resolved and the assistant secretary of state roberto jacobson was asked and this is what she had to say. >> translator: having diplomatic relations is not a exist. it does not mean we are countries that don't have disagreements. of course we have disagreements
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differences, with many countries of the world but that does not mean we can't have diplomatic relations. >> reporter: the next date that we'll be watching very closely is in april and that's when the regional summit of the americas conference with it be happening in panama. both barack obama and raul castro are expected to attend and it will be interesting if they meet face to face. >> the threat of ebola clinical trials of two vaccines to determine if they are safe and effective. sylvia len lennon reports. >> a disease that has torn apart families and left stunning. since the first appearance in disease in guinea in december 2013 months passed before the
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magnitude of the problem was acknowledged. even though current outbreak has been the worst ever, 4 fewer than 150 cases in west africa. now over the next two weeks clinical trials will begin in liberia to determine if two new vaccines are safe and effective. co-developed by a british and u.s. pharmaceutical company 35 volunteers will take part in the trial klug front-line health workers, it's been tested in u.s. switzerland and mali. u.n. w.h.o. states that $160 million is needed to fight the
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disease over the next six months. one of the issues is the upcoming rainy season which poses a threat in the high risk areas. economic devastation in economic countries. >> we run out of cash in mid february. that is four or five months before the virus is going to stop in the best-case scenario. >> ending the quarantine measures is sign there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel. spread of the virus has caused so much pain and fear in west africa. sylvia lennon, al jazeera. >> court will decide whether the three-drug cocktail used in the injection for execution is unconstitutional. violating the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the use of the cocktail has been
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called under criticism after a botched execution last april. in north dakota in the u.s. native american populations control vast expanses of land and had benefited from the shale oil boom. now they're feeling pinch as john hendren reports from the native american reservation. >> reporter: for native americans in north dakota the oil boom is as much a curse as a blessing. >> life has become hard he. it's crazy that our own people who loved and fought and died our own ancestors are getting up and saying i don't want to live there anymore and they're moving. >> the land has earned the native american nation $1 billion since 2008.
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profit from drill sites on their property. but for he most lifestyles have gone down, crime traffic deaths and cost of living have gone up. >> there's money always but the con is drugs heroin and meth is the big one. >> reporter: one-third of the oil coming out of the state is from the kna nation. >> so oil hasn't made it better? >> it's made it worse. people like the money but you know i think they're destroying mother earth. >> then there's the corruption. the last achiever chairman tex hall was voted out last december. this 2.5 million yacht now stands as a symbol of an era of
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excess. >> regulation was not a priority here but i really wanted to do a good job. there were a few select people profiting you know to the economy, to tribal organizations, to contracts to -- and its was through the support of the chairman and at the time i had no home. there was guys getting $50,000 bonuses for doing no work. >> mark fox was elected to change all that. wants the nation to be more accountable spread the wealth and spread tribal values. >> weaver got to get over this for the benefit of our children. we allow this boom to occur and we all wake up 25 years from now and we look back and life is worse, our lands are destroyed our social unity is in disarray. >> with the sun setting on high oil prices, and resources
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diminishing. john hendren, al jazeera, north dakota. >> and a reminder, there is no news on our website aljazeera.com. aljazeera.com. >> after all is this time the keystone xl pipe life does not run to the gulf of mexico, but the bill authorizeing the project is about to run as far as the white house, where the president promises a veto. it's inside story. &.
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